Community and Civil Engagement

Local Internship

Social Sciences Internship
  • Eligibility: All Social Sciences undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU
  • Period: Summer / Semester 1 / Semester 2
  • Credit Units: Credit-bearing (3 units)/ Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Category in curriculum: Elective
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript/ Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/sosc/ssi
Physical Education and Recreation Management Internship - Local Placement
  • Eligibility: Students of BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management ONLY
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Sport and Physical Education, HKBU
  • Period: Year 3, Semester 2
  • Credit Units: 2 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic transcript
  • Features:
    It is a strategy of applied learning and a structured programme developed and supervised by the University in collaboration with overseas sport and recreation agencies. The internship experience is a valuable element to nurture students' professionalism and a practice to prepare for their future career. Students are required to complete 250 hours of “Internship-Local Placement” in local sport and recreation agencies such as YMCA or National Sport Associations.
  • URL: http://pe.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/undergraduateDegree.html#internship
Local Attachment Opportunities (LAO)
  • Eligibility: All full-time undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Career Centre, Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
  • Period: Normally June to August
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/career/internships/local-attachment-opportunities
A University Year in the Community (UYC) Project
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Career Centre, Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
  • Period: 7-8 months / 1 year from early June – May of next year (up to August subject to mutual agreement)
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/career/internships/university-year-in-the-community
Alibaba Internship
  • Eligibility: Full-time Year 3 or 4 undergraduate, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
  • Period: Half year placement from June
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local / Mainland
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: https://www.ent-fund.org/en/internship
Feeding Hong Kong Internship
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Feeding Hong Kong
  • Period: Period: 3 months
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: https://www.feedinghk.org/take-action/join-us/

Field Studies

Education School Experience
  • Eligibility: Students of the following programmes ONLY
    BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching
    BA (Hons) in History and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Sociology and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Geography and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Education Studies, HKBU
  • Period: Year 3, Semester 2 (5-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 2 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    School Experience lasts for 3 to 4 weeks. This course aims at enabling student-teachers to gain an understanding of the structure and operation of a school and of various aspects of the life of a teacher through seminars, on-site participation, observation as well as supervision and facilitation from school and university personnel.
  • URL: http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk/
Education Supervised Teaching Practice
  • Eligibility: Students of the following programmes ONLY:
    BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching
    BA (Hons) in History and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Sociology and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Geography and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Education Studies, HKBU
  • Period:
    STP1: Year 4, Semester 2 (5-year curriculum)
    STP2: Year 5, Semester 1 (5-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 4 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    Supervised Teaching Practice I & II lasts for 6-8 weeks each, aims at providing an opportunity for student-teachers to integrate theories of education and teaching methodology with practice. To encourage constructive collegial exchange of pedagogic ideas, the host school will appoint a School Mentor to advise the student-teacher during Field Practice.
  • URL: http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk/
Social Work Field Practice
  • Eligibility: Students of Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) ONLY
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Social Work, HKBU
  • Period: Depending on curriculum
  • Credit Units: 10 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    The basic objectives of field practice are to help students to integrate academic and professional knowledge with practice skills, to acquire the value and identity of the professionals, and to prepare for employment as professional practitioners upon graduation. Through field placement, students are expected to develop self-awareness and the ability to integrate knowledge with practice and to sharpen their diagnostic and interceptive skills for application to a broad range of social work roles in working with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • URL: http://sowk.hkbu.edu.hk/inner_programme_bsw_4yrs.php?lang=1

Service Learning

Credit-Bearing Service-Learning Opportunities
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Centre for Innovative Service-Learning (CISL), HKBU
  • Period: semester time
  • Credit Units: normally 3 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic transcript
  • URL:http://cisl.hkbu.edu.hk/#event
Wofoo Service Leadership Programme (WSLP)
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Leadership Qualities Centre, HKBU and Wofoo Leaders' Network (WLN)
  • Period: Normally September to January
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/sl/service-learning/wofoo-service-leadership-programme
University YMCA® - Social Concern Programme
Project WeCan - Voluntary Tuition in Secondary School
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Leadership Qualities Centre, Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
  • Period: All year round
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/sl/service-learning/project-wecan

Leadership Development

Change-Makers Programme (CMP)
  • Eligibility: Full-time HKBU undergraduate students who are Year 2 or above
  • Programme Organizer: Leadership Qualities Centre, Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
  • Period: Normally October to May
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local/ Overseas
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/gv/global-vision/change-makers-programme
ICAC Ambassador Programme
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Leadership Qualities Centre, Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
  • Period: Normally November to June
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/ce/community-engagement/icac-ambassador-programme
Global Youth Summit (GYS)
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
  • Period: Normally Overnight Camp in March & 9-day Study Tour in late May
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local & Overseas
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/gv/global-vision/global-youth-summit
University YMCA® - Global Vision Programme
AIA Foundation Young Leaders Development Program (YLDP)
Youth Mentors for the T.E.E.N. Programme of The Women's Foundation
  • Eligibility: All undergraduate students, HKBU
  • Programme Organizer: The Women's Foundation
  • Period: Normally June to August
  • Credit Units: Non-credit bearing
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Mixed
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Student Learning Experience System (SLES)
  • URL: https://twfhk.org/teen-programme